They look white but say they’re black: a small town in Ohio wrestles with race

"Meanwhile, Halsey poked and prodded the beast of public opinion: When she tweeted about her bipolar disorder, was she destigmatizing mental illness or romanticizing it? Was it right that she called herself a black woman (her father is black) but passed as a white one? And a sexy dance with another woman on The Voice … Continue reading They look white but say they’re black: a small town in Ohio wrestles with race

DNA Kits and the Emperors New Clothes

by George Estreich Aeon edited by O Society May 23, 2019 Most people remember the emperor: a vain ruler, swindled into paying for a nonexistent magical garment, parades in public, only to be embarrassed by a little boy. To me, the story is really about the swindling tailors. Audacious, imaginative, their true product is a … Continue reading DNA Kits and the Emperors New Clothes

The Disturbing Resilience of Scientific Racism

How racist biases continue to maintain a foothold in research today by Ramin Skibba  Smithsonian edited by O Society May 23, 2019 Scientists, including those who study race, like to see themselves as objectively exploring the world, above the political fray. But such views of scientific neutrality are naive, as study findings, inevitably, are influenced … Continue reading The Disturbing Resilience of Scientific Racism

The Myth of America Meritocracy

    https://youtu.be/meiU6TxysCg What happens when you pay two monkeys unequally? by Ron Unz American Conservative (PDF) edited by O Society Mar 21, 2019 Just before the Labor Day weekend, a front page New York Timesstory broke the news of the largest cheating scandal in Harvard University history, in which nearly half the students taking a … Continue reading The Myth of America Meritocracy

Color Conversations: A Rational Discussion about Race, Imposed Identities, and Social Constructs

by TEODROSE FIKRE  Ghion Journal Dec 23, 2018 To advocate solidarity is not to deny the existence of injustices. However, I humbly submit the only way we can ameliorate the legacy of hatred that has, and continues, to crater the lives of millions is through compassion and inclusion. It might feel good to rage at … Continue reading Color Conversations: A Rational Discussion about Race, Imposed Identities, and Social Constructs

How Identity Politics Makes the Left Lose Its Collective Identity

The identity politics phenomenon sweeping across the Western world is a divide and conquer strategy that prevents the emergence of a genuine resistance to the elites. by Tomasz Pierscionek RT A core principle of socialism is the idea of an overarching supra-national solidarity that unites the international working class and overrides any factor that might divide … Continue reading How Identity Politics Makes the Left Lose Its Collective Identity

Race is a Social Construct

  BY ROBERT SUSSMAN Newsweek 1950, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) issued a statement asserting all humans belong to the same species and “race” is not a biological reality but a myth. This was a summary of the findings of an international panel of anthropologists, geneticists, sociologists, and psychologists. A great deal … Continue reading Race is a Social Construct